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Poster: stbalbach Date: Apr 29, 2013 3:07pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Why does the main PDF link go to Google Books?

> why Google Books doesn't host and make available for free the book which the public library allowed them to scan?

In this case click on Preview (on Google Books) it takes you to a full viewing and free download. I've heard they remove public domain books from the catalog if there is a commercial version available but can't confirm (and seems contradicted in this case).

(now that I did the preview thing, the Google catalog is now showing the book as a free download, so it seems to learn dynamically - unless it's specific to my account)

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Poster: franklekens Date: Jan 18, 2014 5:20am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Why does the main PDF link go to Google Books?

In fact, as soon as the main link links to a Google book, I can't download it anymore. Even if it's in the public domain.

Take the New YOrk Edition of Henry James' novels: it's almost complete on archive.org (almost, unfortunately...)
http://archive.org/search.php?query=title%3A%22Novels%20and%20Tales%22%20creator%3A%22James%2C%20Henry%22%20-contributor%3Agutenberg%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts


Even more unfortunately, some titles are Google only.
E.g. volume 11 and 17.
https://archive.org/details/novelsandtalesh03cobugoog
https://archive.org/details/novelsandtalesh02unkngoog

I cannot (from Europe) seem to download these. The pdf link takes me to a Google books page with some generic info where it says "no ebook available".

Can something be done about this?
And are there any plans (that anyone knows of) to scan the missing volumes of this important edition?

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 18, 2014 9:22am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Why does the main PDF link go to Google Books?

use the "All files:HTTPS" link on the item details page and download using the pdf link there.

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Poster: franklekens Date: Jan 18, 2014 9:29am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Why does the main PDF link go to Google Books?

Thanks!!